These guidelines should be read in conjunction with the information at Working with the TAC.
Who can provide chiropractic services?
You can provide services if you are registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (e.g. AHPRA) to practice in the chiropractic profession (other than as a student).
What we can pay for
Within the first 90 days of a client’s accident, we can help pay for chiropractic treatment or services without the need for you or the client to contact us for approval first. The treatment or service must be recommended by a health professional, related to the client’s accident injuries and delivered in line with the Clinical Framework.
If you intend to continue treating a TAC client beyond 90 days after their transport accident you must complete an Allied Health Treatment and Recovery Plan to request further approval. We will review our client’s treatment to ensure it’s reasonable, clinically justified, outcome focused and in line with the Clinical Framework. We will assess your request and let you and the client know our decision about what we can help pay for and for how long.
If our client has not received treatment in 6 months they will need to seek approval from us before we will pay for further treatment. Ask our client for a copy of their approval if you haven’t seen them in 6 months.
If your patient has a severe injury, the discussion, referral and approval of services may form part of the independence planning process between your patient's treating team and our TAC coordinator.
If your patient already has an individualised funding package, chiropractic services may be included as part of that.
- services that are included as part of a hospital inpatient bed fee
- pool charges, such as pool hire and entry included in the hydrotherapy fee, aqua aerobics and swimming attire
Also see general items we cannot pay for.
For more information
Access our policy for Allied health and physical therapies.